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Baja & Border News Translations: Red Cross Reports 160+ Daily Emergencies; Warning About Illegal New Year Alcohol Sales
Red Cross Reports 160+ Daily Emergencies (El Sol de Tijuana, 12/27/12 by Rocio Galvan)
Tijuana, BC - La Cruz Roja Tijuana reported 160 to 170 daily emergencies including the fatality of a man, 42, yesterday, who he fell into a ravine and died, said the Commander of Paramedics at the institution, Fernando Esquer Peraza. The accident and emergency expert said that people tend to be more distracted at this time and therefore accidents are more frequent.
He called upon citizens to move calmly and avoid excessive speeds through this season. When it is raining, the pavement is slippery and very dangerous. Esquer Peraza spoke of the incidence of auto planning, motorists traveling at excessive speeds and pedestrians who do not use marked crosswalks or underestimate the speed of cars.
Whenever we treat an injured person, we see how data shows gross negligence and recklessness can cause accidents. I hope people are aware that we must be very cautious when driving through the city and respect speed limits. He also made a call to avoid accidents with fire that cause tragedies proportionally. http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldetijuana/notas/n2821144.htm
Warning About Illegal New Year Alcohol Sales (El Sol de Tijuana, 12/27/12 by Adam Mondragon)
Tijuana, BC - The Secretary of Government of the 20th City, Roberto Alcides Beltrones Rivera, reported that during new year celebrations, surveillance operations will be in force to prevent the illegal sale of alcohol. In an interview, the municipal official said that during the new year holidays, they will monitor places authorized to sell alcoholic beverages to ensure they do so only during the permitted hours.
During the celebrations of Christmas Eve and Christmas the city also implemented a surveillance operation, but mentioned those celebrations are always more moderate than at the end of the year, he acknowledged. The Secretary of Government stressed that in the same way it will be working to detect any irregularities in stores or shops where alcoholic beverages are sold to the public.
If we anticipate any irregular situations in shops, they will be closed for failing to comply with local regulations. "Today we cannot estimate the number of illegal operations in the city", he stressed.
For its part, Alderman President of the Commission of Alcohols in Cabildo, Julio César Vázquez Castillo, said that so far in the management of XX municipality, about 80 permits for the sale of alcohol have been delivered. Separately, Vázquez Castillo said the Council of the city of Tijuana has authorized permits for the sale of alcoholic beverages at retail chains and large grocery stores. http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldetijuana/notas/n2821177.htm